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MSC Armonia

Former name: MS European Vision (Festival Cruises)

MSC Armonia Review and Specifications

Specifications of MSC Armonia

Year built2001  /  Age : 18
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassLirica
Building costUSD 245 million
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
OperatorMSC Cruises
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)275 m / 902 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage65542 gt
Passengers1950 - 2340
Crew721
Passengers-to-space ratio28
Decks13
Cabins975
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2014
Former namesMS European Vision (Festival Cruises)
Christened bySophia Loren

Current itinerary / position of MSC Armonia

MSC Armonia current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles. The itinerary starts on 14 Oct, 2019 and ends on 21 Oct, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
14 Oct 18:00    Departing from Miami, Florida hotels
16 Oct 10:30 - 17:00    Ocho Rios, Jamaica
17 Oct 08:00 - 15:00    George Town, Grand Cayman Island
18 Oct 10:00 - 20:00    Cozumel, Mexico
20 Oct 07:00 - 18:00    Key West, Florida
21 Oct 07:00    Arriving in Miami, Florida hotels

Review of MSC Armonia

Launched in 2001, MSC Armonia is the first of MSC Cruises Lirica-class ships, together with Opera, Sinfonia and Lirica.

History - construction and ownership

MSC Cruises (MSC Crociere) is a passenger shipping company headquartered in Genoa and Naples. It was established in 1960. Today, MSC Crociere is a subsidiary of MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) - world's 2nd largest containership company. MSC Crociere is the world's largest privately-owned cruise company. By annual passenger shipping volumes, MSC is ranked world's 4th largest cruise company (after Carnival Corporation, RCCL-Royal Caribbean and NCL-Norwegian) with over 5% global market share.

MSC cruise ship stretching (Armonia, Lirica, Opera, Sinfonia)

All 4 vessels of this class (Armonia, Lirica, Opera, Sinfonia) were enlarged/elongated by 24 m (80 ft), adding around 193 new cruise staterooms (including Balcony), 59 more crew cabins, plus new public spaces, new kids facilities (with LEGO and Chicco themed activities), outdoor water park ("Spray Park" with interactive slides, jets and water toys).

MSC cruise ship stretching (Armonia, Lirica, Opera, Sinfonia)

The 58,625-ton, 1,566-passenger cruise ship MSC Armonia was built in 2001 in France. Her contemporary features and intimacy are in perfect harmony. The Armonia ship boasts many of other cruise liners’ characteristics, including four restaurants, six bars, Internet Cafe, a video arcade.

Cruise itinerary program

MSC Armonia itinerary program is based on Caribbean roundtrips from homeport Tampa (Florida USA). Starting November 11, 2020, out of Tampa the liner visits ports in Yucatan Mexico and Bahamas the whole year-round. Ship's full winter season (November 2020 – April 2021) offers 4- and 5-night roundtrips. Follows a full summer season (May-November 2021) of 7-day cruises.

Armonia's call ports on shorter (4- and 5-night) voyages include Mexico (Costa Maya, Cozumel, Progreso), Florida (Key West) and Bahamas (Ocean Cay / MSC's private island). By booking B2Bs (back-to-back cruises), MSC cruisers can extend the length of their vacations with 9- or 10-night options. Pricing varies from USD 240 pp (4-night Tampa to Key West and Ocean Cay) to USD 290 (5-night Tampa to to Key West and Progreso) to USD 300 pp (5-night Tampa to Cozumel and Costa Maya).

Following the inaugural Tampa homeporting season, Armonia offers 7-night roundtrips (May through November 2021) with call ports Key West, Cozumel, Progreso, Ocean Cay. Prices start at USD 300 pp.

Previously, Armonia's cruise program was based on the Caribbean homeports Havana Cuba, Cozumel Mexico and Miami Florida.

Both itineraries were combinable into B2B (14-day back-to-back cruise). In January 2016, MSC Cruises became industry's 1st global brand to homeport in Havana. In December 2015, MSC Cruises announced it will further strengthen the company's presence in Cuba by homeporting the second ship in Havana for winter 2016-2017 season. From November 2016, Armonia joined the fleet mate MSC Opera for the entire season. Armonia operated two separate 7-day itineraries, visiting Central America and the Caribbean.

Starting December 2018, MSC Armonia added PortMiami to its list of homeports and to its 8-day Cuban itinerary (with 2 days in Havana / overnight stay). In Miami, Armonia joined the fleet mates MSC Divina and MSC Seaside (launched 2017).

Cabins

MSC Armonia has a total of 777 cabins (of which 132 Suites, no Balcony, 272 Inside rooms) in 6 grades. Most MSC Armonia staterooms are 140-sq. foot Oceanview rooms. The largest aboard MSC Armonia is the Balcony Suite (250 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

There are no dining surcharges onboard the MSC Armonia because there are no speciality restaurants on this ship. Armonia offers an abundance of Italian food, but the quality can vary. The Marco Polo Restaurant on Deck 5 is the larger of the two main dining rooms. It features tables for two to six diners. The casual buffet is located on Deck 11 and provides an alternative to the main dining rooms.

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Follows the complete list of MSC Armonia restaurants and food bars.

  • Marco Polo Restaurant (718-seat aft Dining Room, open for Breakfast 7:00-9:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00-2:00 p.m., and Dinner with 2 fixed seatings at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m., features a 3-course menu for lunch, 7-course for dinner)
  • La Pergola Restaurant (358-seat aft Dining Room, dinner only, with 2 fixed seatings)
  • Il Girasole Restaurant (404-seats alfresco eatery with two sections - Pizzeria and Outdoor Grill)
  • La Brasserie Restaurant (290-seat complimentary self-service buffet restaurant; also serving Afternoon Tea).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MSC Armonia ship’s special features include a casino, theatre, disco and cabaret, library, and for those who love sports there is a fitness centre, simulation golf range, two outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzi and SPA. Don’t forget to pamper in the beauty salon. For kids, a special playroom is provided. Additional amenities include complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Children Program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

MSC Armonia cruise ship

Follows the complete list of MSC Armonia lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Teatro La Fenice Theatre (557-seat, 2-level; features grand-style show productions and classical concerts, with 2 shows per night - at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.)
  • The White Lion Pub (107-seats English pub bar)
  • Armonia Atrium (2-deck high midship open area)
  • Armonia@Cafe (Internet computers room and cyber cafe)
  • Gallery (shop selling brand watches and jewellery); Jewelry Shop
  • Via Della Spica (shopping alley with duty-free shops); San Marco Shop
  • Photo Gallery and Shop
  • Cigar Room (10-seat smoking club lounge)
  • Bar Del Duomo Lounge and Bar (239-seat cocktail bar; hosts bingo games, art auctions)
  • The Red Bar (101-seat piano bar)
  • Palm Beach Casino (105-seat, smoking allowed area, own full bar)
  • Card Room and Library (41-seat double function room)
  • Business Center (198-seat conference/meeting room and cinema)
  • Caffe San Marco (100-seat speciality coffee bar, with complimentary cookies and pastries)
  • Armonia Lounge (424-seat show lounge for live music performances; hosts dance classes and night cabaret shows)
  • MSC Armonia Aurea Spa and Fitness Complex (with Treatment Rooms, Thalassotherapy Room, Saunas, Steam Room, Relaxation Room, Beauty Salon, Gym with aerobics studio for classes)
  • 17 Nani Playroom (kids play area)
  • Armonia’s Le Piscine Pool Area (with two twin saltwater pools and two Whirlpools)
  • Armonia Water Park with slide
  • Il Lido Bar (with 3 sections - Main, La Gelateria Bar and Vitamin Bar)
  • Teen Club (teenagers lounge for night disco, dance classes, sports-video games contests)
  • Star Galaxy Video Games Arcade (tennis and foosball tables)
  • Starlight Disco and Nightclub (215-seat, with own full bar)
  • Sundeck with Solarium (adult-only relaxation area), Golf Simulator, 9-hole Mini Golf Course
  • Sports Center (combined sports court - Shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, tennis, mini football)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

MSC Armonia wiki

The cruise liner Armonia was built as "European Vision" for Festival Cruises (2001-2004). Armonia is MSC's 1st Lirica-class vessel (in the fleet since 2004) with sisterships LiricaOperaSinfonia. In 2014, the Armonia ship was stretched (elongated by 25 m / 82 ft) in) during a drydock refit done at Fincantieri's shipyard in Palermo Sicily. During the dry-dock (between August 31 and November 17), the vessel was cut in two and a pre-built section was inserted midship.  Ship's reconstruction project was part of MSC's USD 273 million "Renaissance Program", by which besides Armonia were also enlarged the sisterships Lirica, Opera, and Sinfonia. Among the newly added amenities and improvements were also nearly 200  new staterooms (on each ship).

Cuba cruise itineraries 2016-2017-2019

In December 2015, MSC Cruises announced that during winter 2016-2017 season, Armonia ship's itinerary program will include two 7-day cruises to Cuba with overnight stays in Havana. The itineraries also included the Caribbean ports Costa Maya, Roatan, Belize City, Grand Cayman and Montego Bay (Jamaica). Another visited Cuban port was Isla de la Juventud.

Armonia became MSC's second ship (together with MSC Opera) with scheduled departures out of Cuba. MSC also offers Caribbean fly-cruise deals from Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Germany), also from Canada and South America (Brazil, Argentina).

Starting December 10, 2018, MSC Armonia cruises on 7-day Caribbean roundtrips (from homeport Miami) that visit Havana (overnight / 2-day port stay). Armonia's deployment is year-round. Itinerary's other call ports include Montego Bay, Georgetown, and Cozumel, then Havana (Saturday arrival, Sunday departure), with only one sea day. Balcony cabin prices started at USD 1170 per person (twin-share rates). In Miami, Armonia joined the larger fleet mates Divina (2012-built) and Seaside (2017-built).

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MSC Armonia Itineraries

The below listed MSC Armonia cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest MSC Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2019 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2019 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2019 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2019 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2019 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2019 Nov 04 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2019 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2019 Dec 09 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2019 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2019 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2019 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Apr 20 6 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 May 03 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 May 10 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 May 17 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 May 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 May 31 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Nov 01 10 days, one-way from Miami to Tampa Miami
2020 Nov 11 4 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2020 Nov 15 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2020 Nov 20 4 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2020 Nov 24 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2020 Nov 29 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2020 Dec 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2020 Dec 11 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2020 Dec 18 4 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2020 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2020 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jan 05 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jan 10 4 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jan 14 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jan 19 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jan 24 4 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jan 28 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Feb 02 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Feb 07 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Feb 12 4 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Feb 16 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Feb 21 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Feb 26 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Mar 03 4 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Mar 07 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Mar 12 4 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Mar 16 4 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Mar 20 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Mar 25 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Apr 04 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Apr 09 4 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Apr 13 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Apr 18 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Apr 23 4 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Apr 27 5 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 May 02 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 May 09 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 May 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 May 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 May 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Tampa
2021 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Tampa
2021 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Tampa
2021 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Tampa

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